Monsters, Apes and Nightmares

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Course No: ENGL.2160-061; SIS Class Nbr: 13073

Course Description

This course examines literary responses to science in England and the United States from the early Nineteenth Century to the present. Readings include novels--Frankenstein, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jurassic Park--essays, and poems. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: ENGL.1010/1020 pre-req
  • Special Notes: AHE
  • Section Notes: P: ENGL.1020; This course explores literary responses to scientific and technological developments over the past two centuries. We begin with the "two cultures" debate about the relative value of scientific and humanities education in a world pervaded by science and technology. Then, with Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, we explore a series of fictional and non-fictional literary works and cultural texts by Robert Louis Stevenson, H. G. Wells, Charles Darwin, Aldous Huxley, M. T. Anderson, and others that dramatize the impact of science and technology on everyday life in the modern world. Final grade will be based on weekly response papers and two formal essays.
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Todd Avery
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2016: Sep 01 to Nov 05
  • Chat Hours: Tue 8-9pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1110
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts, B.A. in English

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